Avon racing Tyres
Avon Racing Tyres are a good old British company
It is good news for supporters of British hill climb as Avon Racing Tyres have taken up the gauntlet as sponsors for this seasons events. Of course now 2020.
So, Avon Tyres have always been a favourite tyre company of mine! Especially in my earlier years in the tyre industry. Historically, then I have visited their headquarters in Melksham. However this was many years ago. But I was always overlooked as one of their dealers. The new season started in February at the Leicestershire circuit (this is no longer on the racing calendar). Then goes on to cover all the other leading UK circuits including Jersey and Guernsey.
Avon Tyres sell their racing tyres to the competitors. But this year have set new competitive prices. So, to enable new entrants to have a go at hill climbing. Avon will subsidies the prices on specific hill climb tyre sizes and compounds.
Avon tyres were bought out by American tyre company Cooper tire and rubber co.
They are also involved in GT racing tyres. This started back in 2006, when Avon Racing Tyres were the sole supplier to the GT cars. Avon have brought out a new one for this seasons event and are saying that the new rubbers will be quicker than there predecessor and have been developed and tested over the past two years.
See the GT race car in the picture. In my opinion their tyres for the normal cars have not changed very much over the years and although Avon Racing Tyres take part in motorsport, they have not passed much onto their normal street cars, and I still class them as a good mid-range tyre but they are still very popular amongst older drivers.
About Eric Roberts
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Car Tyre industry now for 40 years. So, I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Happily, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Importantly, I am also a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business.